Make a carmen blouse - Intermediate
Course duration: 6 hours total
Course price: £80
What will I make: A carmen blouse
Course materials: £17 (optional)
This 6 hour "make a blouse" sewing course is designed for those who already know their way around a sewing machine and are ready to tackle more advanced sewing projects. Ideally, you would have completed our Sew Complete course for beginners. You'll need to know how to use a sewing machine with confidence, have already made a garment using a commercial pattern and be familiar with rolled hems. In this sewing course will be able to choose from making the blouse with short or long sleeves.
This blouse sewing course is usually made up of 2 x 3 hour sessions run over 2 consecutive weeks, but we also schedule crash courses. You can check our schedule by clicking the book button.
Session 1 - Using a Blouse Pattern
The first half of the class you will spend taking measurements, tracing a pattern for your blouse, understanding all pattern symbols, lay, mark and pin pattern to fabric, cut out and lean different ways of securing your fabric raw edges. The second half of the session you will have the chance to practice top stitching, learn a series of techniques including gathering, hemming, inserting elastics, attaching sleeves and working with bias. Please bring along the following materials:
- Blouse fabric - size 8-16
- - Either 2.0m (200cm) of 115cm wide lightweight cotton, linen blends, slightly drapey fabrics
- - Or 1.5m (150cm) of 140cm wide lightweight cotton, linen blends, slightly drapey fabrics
- - Matching thread
- - 2m of matching bias tape (ideally 2-2.5cm wide but slightly thinner is also possible)
- - 1.5m of thin elastic (1-1.5cm wide)
- Buy materials & fabric from us for £17 on arrival for this session.
Session 2 - Construct Your Blouse
During this class you will build on the work and skills covers in the last session. You will spend time putting together and completing your blouse and walk away with your brand new creation by the end of the class.
Just to sew things up...
All sewing machines, and equipment are provided, although if you would like to bring your own sewing machine to learn on, you are welcome to.
Refreshments and biscuits are included and a glass of wine for all evening classes to help create a seamless atmosphere.
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